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Jerry Fair
RE: Hains
Mark, I am sorry about not answering your message sooner. For some reason, I was not notified by Find A Grave.

A little tip for you when you take grave photos. Set your digital camera to the email size photos. Usually the file size will be about 50 kb.

If you get a chance to photograph the graves with a lower setting, I would appreciate it very much. I live in Florida and do not get up to PA very often to take photos.

Mark, thank you for your contributions to findagrave.

Jerry Fair

Added by Jerry Fair on Jun 22, 2011 9:39 AM
Janet Studtmann
RE: Jonathan Bertram
Thank you so much for searching for the Bertram gravesites. Like you say the names have probably disappeared from the stone and hard to read. At least there is documented evidence that the family is buried there. I see from your messages that you are descended from the Ruth family-- So is my husband. Hannah Agnes Ruth was his great grandmother. Bertram, Ruth, Reber, Bright and Leise are his family names plus numerous other early Pennsylvania settlers. The Hain's Church Cemetery seems to hold many of them.
Thanks so much for your interest and good luck in your family searches.

Janet Studtmann
Added by Janet Studtmann on May 31, 2011 6:15 PM
RE: Benneville Ruth
Hi MarkO,
Photocopies of case file contents can be requested by submitting NATF Form 85 to the National Archives and Records Administration, Attn: NWCTB, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20408-0001. You can request NATF Form 85 by submitting your name and postal address, the form number (NATF Form 85), and the number of forms you require (limit 6 per request) to Pension case files can now be ordered online as well. Visit the National Archives' website for details. (this is from

You can request the form (NATF Form 85) to the website above and they will send it to you. You have to have as much information about the soldier as you can get. It should also have a place to check what kind of file you want to look in. It could be medical, or pension or maybe something else. Request several of the forms because you have to have a separate form for each kind of record you want and each one costs $10 whether or not there are papers in the file. (There was nothing in the medical file) But the pension file was loaded! There was another file that had attendance records in it as well. I also got the files for Adam Dorn but there wasn't much for him, only attendance records and the last one when he deserted. But it was interesting. Good luck, It is exciting when you get that fat envelope full of goodies!

Let me know how you do. If you like to do the research yourself you can go to the National Archives. I think that would be fun. I love genealogy research. But this was easier for me.

Can I add you as a findagrave friend?

Added by bianca on Apr 18, 2011 11:45 AM
RE: Benneville Ruth
Hi MarkO, It is nice to meet another Ruth relative! I would be very interested in seeing the article in the Reading Eagle when it comes out. Would you be able to let me know the day it comes out so I can buy a copy? Thanks. Yes I have seen the letter Adam Dorn wrote to Benneville's parents, well at least I saw the typed copy in the Ruth Family Hisory book. It was my understanding that the original letter was stolen from the National Archives and the typed copy was left in it's place. I also have a copy of another letter that Benneville wrote to his brother Levi (my 2nd great grandfather) at Christmas time 1861. If you go to the National Archives that letter is there and a lot of other information in Ben's pension file. I wrote to them several years ago and they sent me copies of everything in the file. I wish I could have gone myself but at the time it was impossible. Also there is a movie being made of the 93rd Regiment. I scanned several documents (the letters) and emailed to the man who is making the film. He couldn't promise he would use it, but it is a possiblilty. It is in production now and will come out on DVD when it is finished. Well, that is all for now. It was nice to meet you.

Added by bianca on Apr 17, 2011 1:07 PM

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